the monastery, manchester
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October, 2013
Dining out around Manchester
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
The very model of a modern daytime spot, the Whitworth Gallery's little café is down to earth without being boring & wholesome without being woolly. Chef Peter Booth has instigated a regime of properly sourced local produce made into simple, appealing lunchtime dishes: soups, sandwiches & bruschetta served on good bread, competitively priced pasta & salads, plus you can pick up home-baked cakes to go with Fairtrade coffee.
t: 0161 275 7497
70-72 Portland Street, Manchester, Merseyside & Lancs M1 4GU
Beloved of chilli fiends, this Chinatown stalwart continues to fly the flag for potent Szechuan cooking. Our advice is to sidestep the handful of Cantonese dishes & head for spicier stuff, such as poached lamb in a broth bobbing with tiny dried chillis, or one of the many souped-up presentations of offal.
t: 0161 236 2888
Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ
Imagine divinely tasty, beautifully presented cuisine prepared with incredible local ingredients and served up with a genuine passion, and you're beginning to understand what we're about. Whether you're looking for a business lunch, quick light healthy bite or slap up dinner, you simply have to sample Manchester's finest.
t: 0161 278 1000
10 Tib Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4JB
Behind Lounge 10's elegant yet understated Grade 2 listed facade are three floors of sophistication, glamour and decadence reminiscent of the late 19th century Parisian nightclubs like the infamous Moulin Rouge. Pleasure seekers abound in this haven of red velvet, mirrors, crystal chandeliers, black tableware and erotic artwork adorning the walls.
The menu is stylish and indulgent and the wine list has an impeccable selection of red, white, dessert wines and champagnes.
t: 0161 834 1331
81 King Street, Manchester, M2 4AH
Our menu is based on classic dishes all produced with a contemporary Room twist. Think Prawn Cocktail, Liver and Onions and Black Forest Gateau all recreated the Room way. Our modern, British, unpretentious style and the attitude of our friendly and knowledgeable team of 'table hosts' will make your time with us an enjoyable and memorable treat. Always leave enough Room in your life...
t: 0161 839 2005
Felicini Restaurant & Pizzeria
60 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5EE
Established in 2003, Felicini has become famous for serving first class modern Italian inspired cuisine that carries our signature style of 'traditional classic with a distinctive modern twist'.
We like to think of our restaurants as contemporary havens from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with cutting edge interiors incorporating dark wood, leather and mirrors. Several have outside terraces where many have lost themselves for a few happy hours over great food, wine and conversation! A habit we like to think that is in honour of our Mediterranean roots!
t: 0161 228 6633
Lloyds House, 18-22 Lloyd Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 5WA
Try our famous fish and chips - choose either Icelandic line-caught cod or haddock, served with chunky chips and tartare sauce, or try a 'market fish of the day', cooked just as you like it to order.
At Livebait we only serve fish that is ethically sourced and we are proud to support sustainable fishing policies in line with the Marine Conservation Society, bringing you the freshest seafood with minimal impact on the environment.
t: 0161 817 4113
Restaurant Bar & Grill
14 John Dalton Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 6JR
The Restaurant Bar & Grill serves great, simple dishes in a modern and stylish environment. Attracting critical acclaim, both locally and nationally, and with a frequent mix of famous faces, professionals and shoppers adding to an electric atmosphere, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is the ideal setting for any occasion.
t: 0161 839 1999